Vehicle And Traffic Law Offenses
You or someone you know has been pulled over on the road by a police officer and received a traffic ticket. Although a majority of these tickets are for minor moving offenses, they should be taken very seriously, as they can have devastating consequences both personally and financially.
If you have received a traffic ticket, the attorneys at Rosenthal Kooshoian & Lennon LLP will help you react to the ticket accordingly in order to reduce the impact the infraction has on your future.
Understanding The Consequences Of Tickets
In New York state, if you receive six or more points within an 18-month period, you will be subject to a civil driver responsibility assessment fee. If you obtain 11 or more points in an 18-month period, your license will be suspended. Points can add up quickly and result in increased insurance payments and loss of driving privileges.
Financially speaking, insurance companies in the state monitor each individual’s driving history, driving record and point totals in the valuation of insurance premiums. If convicted of a moving violation, an individual gets points on their license and a permanent mark on their driving record. Then, insurance companies raise that individual’s premium.
Our attorneys have experience working in the town and village courts of western New York as both assistant district attorneys and criminal defense attorneys. We have the training, knowledge and experience to help our clients navigate the potential pitfalls associated with traffic tickets and help them obtain a resolution that both is cost effective and protects them from further penalty.
We also represent individuals and families who live outside of western New York, including Canadian residents, who receive speeding and traffic tickets while either visiting the area or passing through. Although some may think that receiving a ticket in a jurisdiction outside of where they live is not to be taken seriously and can be ignored, that is simply not true. Under the Interstate Driver’s License Compact, a majority of the states within the United States, as well as the provinces of Canada, have reciprocity, which allows these jurisdictions to suspend the licenses of their drivers for out of jurisdiction offenses.
We Can Take Action Now
At Rosenthal Kooshoian & Lennon LLP, we have the ability to prepare the appropriate paperwork to successfully represent clients from inside and outside of our area and resolve their traffic matters without them needing to appear in court. Let us do this on your behalf. Contact us today for a free consultation regarding your traffic ticket matter. Call our Buffalo-based office at 716-854-1300.